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“#NotWomensFootball” is an important symbol for equality”
07/20/22

“#NotWomensFootball” is an important symbol for equality”

Three matches. Three wins. 9:0 goal difference. The German national team is riding a wave of success at the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 in England. The road to the final in London is a long one, but the team has been a close unit under coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg and silenced many critics. As the German ladies defeated Finland 3:0 in their final match of the group stage, Volkswagen hosted a panel discussion on the topic of “Equality and diversity in and through sport”. Among those attending were former professional footballers Nadine Keßler and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Insights into the latest developments in football for women, and desires for the future.
New video series on YouTube - “explore! by Volkswagen”: Insights and adventures
03/24/22

New video series on YouTube “explore! by Volkswagen”: Insights and adventures

Technology. Digital world. Innovation. These are the topics being covered by the YouTube series “explore! by Volkswagen”. It will take an entertaining, informative look at exciting topics each month – the first episode will be released on the “Volkswagen News” YouTube channel on 24 March.
The Entrance to the International Youth Meeting Center Oświęcim/Auschwitz (Poland)
12/08/21

35 years of commemorative projects in Auschwitz: an interview with Thymian Bussemer

Head of HR Strategy and Innovation, talking about Auschwitz as a place of remembrance for Volkswagen.
Gunnar Kilian

Outstanding performance: Volkswagen celebrates the best apprentices of 2021

50 Volkswagen Group graduates have been presented with the “Best Apprentice” award. The winners come from 42 locations in 19 countries. The best in class from 22 apprenticeship trades, including the job families Industry and Electronics, Commercial Jobs and IT, Logistics, and Automotive Engineering, were celebrated.
A meeting of four wolves: ballers, Beetles and 90 minutes
11/09/21

A meeting of four wolves: ballers, Beetles and 90 minutes

Two duos from Wolfsburg: talented footballers, classic Beetles, and 90 minutes together. VfL Wolfsburg players Lukas and Felix Nmecha enjoy a match-length meeting with two special Beetle 1303 Cabriolets.
Story FIVA Award: Lifetime achievement award for Carl Horst Hahn
11/08/21

FIVA Award: Lifetime achievement award for Carl Horst Hahn

Induction into the FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame represents the ultimate accolade for the life’s work of Prof. Dr. Carl Horst Hahn, the man responsible for the globalisation of Volkswagen and former Chairman of the Board of Management.
Story “To work at the office or from home? Almost everyone wants to do both!”
11/03/21

“To work at the office or from home? Almost everyone wants to do both!”

How much will people work from home after coronavirus? With a new works agreement, Volkswagen is making preparations for the much discussed “new normal”. The first divisions, including Group logistics, are coming up with customised solutions for their future collaboration. Simon Motter, head of Group logistics, and works council member Dirk Wagner talk about hybrid working and the cultural shift.
Starting a career at Volkswagen: The number of trainees studying IT and electronics is growing
10/08/21

Starting a career at Volkswagen: The number of trainees studying IT and electronics is growing

This year, 1,150 young men and women started their apprenticeship or dual course of study at Volkswagen AG sites in Germany. Application for 2022 is already possible. Christoph Görtz, head of vocational training at the Wolfsburg site, and Burcu Sicilia, chair of the education committee in the general works council, talk about studying during coronavirus and new career paths.

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Five years ago, we launched the transformation of the Volkswagen brand: With the TRANSFORM 2025+ strategy, the company has completely realigned itself. We have renewed our model range from the ground up. Volkswagen has made a clear commitment to e-drive vehicles. We are already on our way to CO₂-neutral mobility for all!
The history of the Volkswagen brand began with the “Käfer”; development work on this Nazi prestige project began in 1934. On May 28, 1937, the “Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH“ (Company for the Preparation of the German Volkswagen Ltd.) was formally established. The name was changed to “Volkswagenwerk GmbH” in 1938, and the company built its main plant in what has become Wolfsburg. However, the outbreak of war and integration in the arms industry prevented mass production of the Volkswagen (“people’s car”) – instead, military vehicles and other armaments were produced using forced labor.